Clarence J. Lebel Professor, Electrical Engineering
John Tsitsiklis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1958. He received the BS degree in mathematics (1980), and the BS (1980), MS (1981), and PhD (1984) degrees in electrical engineering, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the academic year 1983-84, he was an acting assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. Since 1984, he has been with the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, where he is currently a Clarence J. Lebel Professor of Electrical Engineering. He has served as acting co-director (Spring 1996 and 1997), co-associate director (2008-2013) and director (2017-2020) of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, and as a co-director of the Operations Research Center (2002-2005) and Associate Director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (2015-2020). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and holds an honorary doctorate from the Université catholique de Louvain. He has served, in Greece, in the National Council on Research and Technology (2005-2007) and as the Chair of the Council of the Harokopio University (2013-2016).